Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dairyland Review|:Light Chocolate Brownies

I'm back again with a new recipe where you can use Dairyland Fat Free Sour Cream to help create a light chocolate brownie.Now I know this season is all about enjoying the sweet treats and comfort food;however if you want a recipe that is a little healthier this season then try out light recipes.You might find something you really love!

 Now this recipe that I used from Martha Stewart online does cut out a few important ingredients that are in most popular brownie recipes.So don't expect a heavy fudged texture brownie with this recipe if that's what your really looking for. This recipe is all about creating something a little lighter on the waistline and stunt your chocolate cravings.It uses homemade apple sauce to create sweetness to replace the sugar.Then we have the canola oil and sour cream for our fat content to create texture. In the end you have a rich chocolate flavor with a hint of apple and then a tender cake-like texture.Overall, its an interesting brownie and gets a pretty good mark from me with working with being a little healthier.That is no one easy!

 Its a super easy recipe to follow and uses simple ingredients.Can't go wrong with that.Now if your a fudge person like me then you might not like this too much;however if you love all kinds of texture then have had it.Have fun with this recipe and even add your own creative ideas!

Now for Dairyland, the sour cream does get a good mark from me for helping create a pretty tender brownie even with being fat free.You no way taste the flavor of the sour cream with this brownies but you definitely get its attribute throughout.You still get the same old sour cream just a little healthier. Overall, this brownie wasn't too bad even though I love fudgy textures.I'll still give this recipe a 2 out of 3!

The Recipe

Light Chocolate Brownies (Adapted From Martha Stewart Light Brownies)

2 tablespoons Canola oil
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup Dairyland Fat-Free sour cream
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (2 ounces melted, 2 ounces chopped)
2 large eggs

 Preheat oven to 350F and grease and line a 9inch square pan.Leaving overhangs on two sides.

Sift flour,cocoa,salt and baking soda in a medium bowl.

Stir with a whisk.Set aside.

In another medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, applesauce, sour cream, melted chocolate, eggs, and oil until combined; add flour mixture, and mix just until moistened.

 You can make your own applesauce.By peeling,coring and cutting apples and boiling them till soft enough to mash.

Add flour mixture to the wet and mix until moistened.Spread into pan and sprinkle with the remaining chopped chocolate.Bake at 350 F for 30-35minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.Cut into bars.